December 18, 2020
The Governor extended Connecticut’s eviction moratorium to February 9, 2021: According to a report in the Hartford Courant, Connecticut’s eviction moratorium has been extended to February 9, 2021, the day the Governor’s emergency powers are set to expire. The Emergency Order has not been published yet, but it is expected to include all the current exceptions. Currently, landlords are permitted to start an eviction action if a tenant:
a) owes rent that was due on or before February 29, 2020;
b) owes six or more months’ worth of rent that was due on or after March 1, 2020;
c) has created a serious nuisance; or
d) has a lease that expired, and the landlord has a bona fide intention to use the unit as the landlord’s primary residence.
The Legislature goes into session on January 6, 2021 and it has the power to extend the moratorium until the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. The New York State legislature has already done this. Stay tuned for more information about the Center’s efforts to ask legislators to help tenants facing eviction.
The last weekly update of the year will be published on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. We will resume publication during the first week in January 2021.
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